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 This day in History - August 13
361 Historic Events for August 13
1977

1st test glide of shuttle

Event
1977

Randy Bachman quits BTO, they disband

Event
1978

Kristiina Heinmets, Miss Estonia Universe (1997)

Birth
1978

Bomb attack in Beirut, 175 killed

Event
1978

Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin

Event
1978

Yanks score 5 runs in top of 7th. but rain causes game to be halted and thus score goes back to previous inning, Balt wins 3-0

Event
1979

Lou Brock, is 14th to get 3,000 hits

Event
1980

Suriname president Johan Ferrier ousted

Event
1980

Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR

Event
1981

Last broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS-TV

Event
1981

Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)

Event
1982

Joe E Ross, comedian (Toody-Car 54, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 77

Death
1982

Charles Walters, US actor/choreographer/dir (High Society), dies at 70

Death
1982

Joe Tex, [Joseph Arrington Jr], singer (Getting Scarce), dies at 49

Death
1984

Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92

Death
1984

Morocco and Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty

Event
1985

Marion Martin, actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67

Death
1986

KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)

Event
1986

Helen Mack, actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), dies

Death
1987

Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5«" jump

Event
1987

Vincent Persichetti, US composer (Sibyl), dies at 72

Death
1987

Cards outfield sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning

Event
1988

Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77), dies at 88

Death
1988

Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hr, 4 min

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1988

Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Opens

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